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Cassava - big business in South Sudan

The Jujumbo Farmer Field School might seem an unlikely partner for one of Africa's leading brewing companies. But after receiving support from FARM-Africa to grow high quality cassava, this well-organised group of 20 smallholders is among 2,000 South Sudanese farmers who will soon be selling their crop to Southern Sudan Beverages Ltd, part of the South Africa-based SABMiller drinks company.
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Good project but food scarcity is rampant in many villages of South Sudan yet majority in the project areas are cultivators who also are very poor. Chances are that crops will be harvested before maturity and few farmers will gain from the project.
posted by: Nsubuga Francis (19:18:14 Tue 6th March 2012)

 

 

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